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Obituary for Violet L. (Hendrickson) Peterson

Violet L. (Hendrickson) Peterson, 97, of Onalaska, passed away, Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017, with her family by her side. She was born Dec. 31, 1919, in Onalaska to Mabel Olson and Olaf Hanson. On June 8, 1938, Violet married Wilmer Hendrickson and together they had four children. Wilmer preceded her in death on March 9, 1965. On July 15, 1978, Violet found love again and married La Vern Peterson and he preceded her in death on Aug 25, 1985. Some of her hobbies included reading, crocheting, and baking. Violet also enjoyed spending time with friends and family. Violet is survived by four children, Gloria (Jerry) Gratke, Bonnie (Don Meyer) Clements, Carol (Jim-deceased) Hass, and Randy (Bonnie Van Riper) Hendrickson; step-daughter, Barb Summers of California; brother, Wallace (Rosalie) Hanson; two sisters-in-law; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents; her first and second husbands; four brothers; two sisters-in-law; two sons-in-law; a great-granddaughter; one nephew; and two nieces. Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m., on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, at Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Home, Jostad Chapel, 121 N. Youlon St., West Salem. Pastor Stephanie M. Steiner will officiate. Burial will follow in Neshonoc Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 10 a.m., until the time of service Saturday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to